"DO’UN is an Architecture Sonore composed for the exhibition Intuition curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, at Palazzo Fortuny, in Venice, 2017. The world of Mireille Capelle is one of music and theatre. She has performed as a singer in numerous European opera houses, under the artistic direction of the foremost stage directors and conductors. Mireille Capelle is singing professor at the Ghent School of Arts and member of the artistic board of HERMESensemble. She has a particular affinity with contemporary music and art, characterized by many encounters with the most important contemporary composers. DO’UN is an “architecture sonore” (“sonic architecture”) composed for the exhibition INTUITION (2017) curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti in Venice. Mireilles sound scapings are electronic sculptures to be performed as a live format. DO’UN was presented as a live installation by Mireille Capelle and HERMESensemble with visual artist Angel Vergara at Palazzo Fortuny in May 2017. Inspiration for DO’UN comes from the philosophy of the Greek philosopher Democritus and his ideas about cosmology and the void. DO’UN is a one-hour piece characterized by rich sonic layers embedded in a drony atmosphere. A very intuitive piece.
Mireille Capelle in her words about the piece: Even though when I talk about it, I ﬁnd that intuition is closer to mind than instinct, the sound architecture DO’UN, created for Intuition, seems to prove the opposite. This piece is very sensory. Perhaps intuition is what most closely connects visual to auditory art. Sound needs the sensitivity of the physical body to receive intuitive auditory information. As if listening to the invisible is really a human act, a human need. Something that is within us and that we inevitably seek, either consciously or unconsciously. The rhythm that is often used for the communication of ancient peoples with the invisible universe, and that goes against our rationality, is present in the installation. The meaning of the call, the sense of water and ﬁre, a predominance of the colours Si and Fa. Yes, there is a lot of ﬁre and a lot of water in Do’un’s waves. Clear yellow ﬂame."
3 Sonic Architectures. "Anello", "Naga" & "Sunyata", imagined by Mireille Capelle, for the exhibitions trilogy "Artempo" (Venice 2007), "Academia" (Paris 2008) and "In-finitum" (Venice 2009), created by Axel Vervoordt.
A production of Inspiratum vzw with HERMESensemble with the Centre of Musical Research and Formation of Wallonia (CRFMW) Liege, with support from the French Community of Wallonia-Bruxelles and the Flemish Community and with AudioMER., a MER. Paper Kunsthalle vzw project.